Treatment How-to: Redness-prone Sensitive Skin Facial

This protocol is designed to soothe sensitive skin conditions and to alleviate persistent redness.

Cost: $75–150

Duration: 30–40 minutes

Contraindications: Check for any allergies to ingredients in this treatment during client consultation.




Equipment and supplies needed:

Cotton pads

Warm water


Products needed:

Cleanser (lactic acid, gluconolactone and aloe vera)

Cleansing bar (resorcinol, pumpkin seed oil, honey and vitamin E)

Toner (lactic acid and pumpkin wine extracts)

Hydrating mask (oat kernel extract, Arnica montana and cucumber fruit extracts)

Hydrating serum (glycerin, sodium PCA and niacinamide)

Corrective product (red and brown algae, caper bud extract and bisabolol)

Antioxidant-based massage medium (vitamins and essential fatty acids)

Calming product (allantoin, aloe vera and mushroom extracts)

Moisturizer (jojoba seed oil, hydrolyzed silk, squalane and vitamin E)

Broad-spectrum sunscreen (siybin and caffeine)

Step 1: Cleanse the area of treatment thoroughly with cleanser. Rinse and pat dry.

Step 2: Using the cleansing bar, cleanse the skin a second time. Allow the lather to remain on the skin for approximately two minutes. Remove with cotton pads dampened with warm water.

Step 3: Using a cotton pad, prep (degrease) the skin with the toner. Allow the skin to dry. Evaluate the client’s sensitivity by asking, “On a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being extremely active, how do you rate this sensation?”

Step 4: Using gloved hands, massage the hydrating mask into the skin to address impaired conditions of all kinds. For increased moisture retention, allow the mask to remain on the skin for up to 10 minutes before removing thoroughly with dampened cotton pads.

Step 5: Apply the hydrating serum to encourage ceramides, essential fatty acid and moisture retention.

Step 6: Soothe red and irritated skin by applying the corrective product.

Step 7: Perform a circulation-enhancing massage using the massage medium.

Step 8: Enhance the treatment by applying the calming product

Step 9: Seal in moisture using the moisturizer.

Step 10: Protect delicate skin from UV rays by applying the sunscreen.